Cadwalader has long been a place for talented associates to launch their careers. With a 230-year history, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is the oldest Wall Street firm still in existence, and offers its associates strong training and both formal and informal mentorship as well as early hands-on experience. Among its practices are capital markets, corporate, financial restructuring, financial services, litigation, and real estate. The firm is a well-established presence in Charlotte, London, its headquarters of New York, and...
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Cadwalader takes academics, experience, and personality into consideration during the interview process. Associates describe the culture here as collegial, and the firm sponsors a number of social events to foster relationships. Partners are respectful of associates and are transparent when it comes to individual performance and feedback. Transparency into firmwide performance and decision-making, however, has fallen short at times. Associates report they are busy, and many work long hours, but it comes with much-appreciated flexibility. Associates can count 100 “qualified non-billable” hours toward the 2,000-billable-hour requirement, though some wish it was more. Compensation is top of market, but some associates gripe that recent special bonuses were contingent on billables. As...
Established more than 225 years ago, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is the oldest Wall Street firm still in existence. Among its practices are capital markets, corporate, financial restructuring, litigation, and real estate. The firm is a well-established presence in Charlotte; London; New York; and Washington, DC.
Dating Back to the Days of Washington . . . As in George
Cadwalader was founded in 1792, when folks were still sealing letters with wax and writing with quills. But the firm revolutionized law firms by doing away with the old system of unpaid law clerkships and establishing the role of the associate.
The present-day Cadwalader forged a niche in the early New York legal field by working on commercial claims, litigation, maritime law, and rea...
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